Executive MBA

When it comes to choosing an Executive MBA, there is a lot to be taken into consideration; the content of the program, its reputation, the potential network you'll gain, but also the location and setting of the school. Here we are proud to offer you Stockholm, a city in motion filled with opportunities, and the capital of Scandinavia.

Sweden is the birthplace of well-established global companies like IKEA, Ericsson, Volvo and H&M, with its capital being home to more recent global giants born from the digital revolution, such as Skype, Spotify, Mojang and King.  These companies didn’t reach greatness by mimicking giants from the past, but by being informal and fast, by imagining the future, and turning the courage to be different into products that truly changed the world.

Our MBA will help you grow to take on broader responsibilities more efficiently, and sharpen your analytical skills and financial understanding. You will develop new professional skills and build a valuable network without putting your career on hold. But most of all, you will grow as a person.

Admissions Requirements

The SSE MBA Executive Format targets talented and ambitious leaders, executives, and individuals with high potential. Most participants are 10-15 years into their careers and have significant international experience. They represent a broad range of industries and positions, have different academic and cultural backgrounds, are highly motivated to learn, and are willing to share their knowledge and experience. The average age is 37-39 years old.

To be eligible to join the SSE MBA program the applicant must have the following:

  • a bachelor's degree or higher
  • a minimum of five years' relevant professional experience
  • a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English. A TOEFL or IELTS certificate is required unless English is your native language or you have studied for at least one academic year at university level in a full-time accredited English-language programme

Application Procedure

When you are qualified and fill in the on-line application, all information is automatically saved and you can log in and continue your application at any time.

The Admissions Board will consider the applicants' experience, qualifications, essays, test results and position within their organizations.

The following documents must be uploaded as part of the application:

  • CV in English
  • grade transcripts and/or copy of degree
  • TOEFL/IELTS score, when applicable
  • high resolution digital photo

We also recommend that you put some effort into answering the essay questions in the application.

A nomination or reference request will also be sent through the on-line application. If you are employed, a nomination request should be sent to your closest manager or HR Department for them to consent to your commitment to the SSE MBA. If you are self-employed, or are applying on a more individual basis, you should send a reference request to someone who knows you well in your professional capacity.

If short-listed on the basis of your application, you will be invited for tests and an interview. Candidates will be interviewed about their current position and situation along with their motivation for studying, and they will be asked to reflect on future plans. Admissions decisions are taken by the Admissions Board. The Admissions Board meets about one month after each application deadline and their decisions are communicated to applicants shortly thereafter.